Show 246 - Anna Turley

This is pragmatism as its most inspirational. Anna Turley is here to sort stuff out and is passionate about solving problems. She was the Labour MP for Redcar until 2019 when the toxicity of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership turned a proud Labour seat into a Tory gain. Anna describes how she was simultaneously trying to mitigate the catastrophic loss of the steel industry in the area, while fighting a legal case against Unite the Union and a hard left website. On top of that, she had to deal with the far right and, incredibly, those on the left who were helping them. Ultimately this is a hopeful tale of using public office to change things for the better. 

 

Follow Anna on Twitter: @annaturley

 

NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:

 

27 Sept: Andy Burnham

11 Oct: Penny Mordaunt

25 Oct: Caroline Flint

8 Nov: Anas Sarwar

22 Nov: Anthony Scaramucci

6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt

 

Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the opening night with Andy Burnham on Monday 27 September here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/

 

Read Keir Starmer's pamphlet, The Road Ahead, here: https://fabians.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/The-Road-Ahead-KEIR-STARMER_web.pdf

 

Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

 

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